God created the Church to help people flourish in community with one another. He didn’t give you or only a few individuals every single spiritual gift. Rather, the Holy Spirit dispersed them among God’s people. You and I are not an island unto ourselves. We are fallible and easily blinded by our sin which even means sometimes we deceive ourselves into thinking we are good when we aren’t. The Body of Christ is essential to your sanctification, which is why the Lord desires to use you to help others in their growth in grace.
As we begin this article, we need to ask ourselves the question, “How can we be a part of the sanctifying work God is doing in our friends?” The Bible presents at least four ways: First, calling out one another’s sin, second, encouragement to do good works, third, accountability, and finally supporting one another in difficult times.
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